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Medical Research

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  • Age at first period may predict women's heart disease risk

    By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Women who begin menstruating before age 10 or after age 17 may have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or high blood pressure than those who begin in the intervening years, according to a new study. Menarche tends...
  • Worried about holiday weight gain? Go vegan

    'Tis the season when people really pack on the pounds. So it's a good thing that researchers at the University of South Carolina (USC) have just announced the most effective way to lose weight. After comparing five common diets, the researchers concluded...
  • Access to information critical despite trade offs

    Access to information critical despite trade offs
    A recent study published in Forbes shows that 80 percent of patients are concerned about the safety of their health information. And they should be. Our data will never be 100 percent secure. This is a reality we all face as denizens of the 21st...
  • Indoor tanning can lead to burns, fainting, eye injuries

    By Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health - Indoor tanning can send people to the emergency room for burns, eye injuries and losing consciousness, according to U.S. health officials. "It's important for people to understand both the long-term and the short-term...
  • As world homicide rate declines, killings rise in Latin America, Caribbean

    GENEVA Since the beginning of the 21st century, the homicide rate worldwide has dropped by double digits, except in the Caribbean and Latin America, where it's more than four times above the global average, a new U.N. report shows. Overall, homicide...
  • Do patients mind if their healthcare data is shared? It depends

    By Andrew M. Seaman Reuters Health - Healthcare data may be valuable to researchers and companies, but patients' comfort levels about having their data shared may depend on the purpose, a new survey suggests. Using health data and information for...
  • Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug

    Study offers support for the notion of e-cigarettes as a gateway drug
    Do e-cigarettes lure teens into a world of vice that turns them into smokers of regular cigarettes? This is the big fear of anti-smoking activists, and new data from Hawaii suggest they may be right. A survey of 1,941 ninth- and 10th-graders from Oahu...
  • Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'

    Cheney on CIA interrogations: 'I'd do it again in a minute'
    Senior Bush administration officials Sunday slammed the Senate study on the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation tactics and defended the techniques as necessary to get information from senior Al Qaeda operatives who had stopped talking to...
  • Uninsured rates fell under Obamacare, but who's reaping the benefit?

     Uninsured rates fell under Obamacare, but who's reaping the benefit?
    Hospitals and health insurers have reaped a financial windfall from the 2014 rollout of the federal health law, even beyond what was expected. Now, employers and consumers are seeking a share of the Obamacare dividend. For years, insurance companies...
  • U.S. corporate health exchanges find no new blue chip clients

    Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson & Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing...
  • It's OK to be old if you feel young, study suggests

    It's OK to be old if you feel young, study suggests
    When it comes to longevity, feeling young may be more important than being young. So say a pair of researchers from University of College London and the International Longevity Centre-UK. They analyzed data on nearly 6,500 English adults and found...